Tatahouine is classified as a Diogenite achondrite. This rare meteorite felln on June 27th, 1931, NE of the village of Foum Tatahouine, Tunisia. The stone shattered into thousands of small fragments, most no larger than a gram: larger fragments are rare.
The original |mass broke up near the earth’s surface: as a result, fusion crust is virtually absent, making this a difficult meteorite to recognise. If it had not been witnessed, it probably would never have been found. About 12kg were originally recovered, most of which was sent to Dr. Alain Carion at the Museum National D’Histoire Naturelle in Paris. In 1994 Carion recovered a number of additional specimens raising the total known mass to about 13.5kg. Tabahouine has a cumulate texture with exceptionally large crystals, many reaching 2cm long.
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